|Sadayatana 098: Explanatory Engines - John Tocher|
We have numerous, extremely naïve assumptions built into our thinking, and our most venerable explanatory engines, such as science, happen also to be our oldest explanatory engines, and therefore they have built into them the most naïve and unexamined assumptions. - Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Society (1984) A show where I remix only my own music... It starts with a live remix of the horror film "Carnival of Souls", but since that and "Island of Lost Souls" are a couple favorites I called it...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; grove of whispers; john tocher
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|Sadayatana 096: Toads And Black Dogs - John Tocher|
The last two hours is just me playing live. Some of the new Rain release from webbed hand is heard too. Somnaphon: Rain 1. Love those rain releases. Also, some of an album I am working on gets played. Making music is fun. I hope you like it as much as I do. A poetess who had died young of cancer had said in one of her poems that for her, on sleepless nights, 'the night offers toads and black dogs and corpses of the drowned.' - Yasunari Kawabata, House of the Sleeping Beauties (1961) startartist...
Keywords: dark ambient; soundscapes; experimental; podcast; john tocher; my day is gone; somnaphon; the ink spots
|Sadayatana 102: The World - John Tocher|
At the center of religion is love. I love you and I forgive you. I am like you and you are like me. I love all people. I love the world. I love creating. Everything in our life should be based on love. - Ray Bradbury, as quoted in "Sci-fi legend "Ray Bradbury on God, 'monsters and angels'" by John Blake, CNN : Living (2010) startartisttitle00:00encephalaThe Magic Lantern04:35Janes scenic drivein the country of her eyes05:11Dronny DarkoAsperatus (Remixed by Antropik)15:50encephalaThe Color of You...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; dronny darko; elizabeth veldon; encephala; half evidence (charles premier and kecap tuyul); janes scenic drive; john tocher; pollux
|Sadayatana 109: One Small Thing - John Tocher|
I wasn't too much in the mood to play other people's music tonight so I just played live as grove of whispers. For a bit there my midi controller was totally out of control. It still sounded good though. I gave it a good talking to. These people were worthy of love and admiration in their blind loyalty, in their blind strength and tenacity. With the exception of one small thing, one tiny little thing, they lacked nothing that the sage and thinker had, and that was the consciousness of the unity...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; dugald mcneill; grove of whispers; jack hertz; john tocher; wings of an angel; hermann hesse; siddhartha
|Sadayatana 086: Without Culture - John Tocher|
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. Good culture is born of a good disposition; and since the cause is more to be praised than the effect, I will rather praise a good disposition without culture, than good culture without the disposition. - Leonardo da Vinci, Notebook 19 startartisttitle00:00Encyclopaedia Britannica FilmsMan and His Culture (1954)01:47MystifiedDead Souls04:34Another Neglected HobbyBeeswax and Rust29:18KolpakopfUntit...
Keywords: drone; dark ambient; soundscape; podcast; 6138; adamennon | beta; another neglected hobby; bardoseneticcube; clyde mccoy; dronny darko; encyclopaedia britannica films; john tocher; kolpakopf; mystified; sithwomb; television sky
|Sadayatana 129: Of Dreams - John Tocher|
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. - Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode (1874) startartisttitle00:00John TocherEstranged, Disused And Hazardous (unreleased)10:59John TocherWhisper of Latex20:28Travis JohnsonValsa (Remix)37:17Grove of WhispersLive 2013-04-1853:06Jack HertzWonderland: The Caterpillar63:58Gastón ArévaloMarea (live)75:09Jack HertzCheshire Girls85:01Graham DunningBritish Steam89:46Graham DunningThe Bulging, Rust-Eaten Plates That Kept Back The Ocean92:16Grove of Wh...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; noise; podcast; alan morse davies; backyard ghost; gastón arévalo; graham dunning; grove of whispers; jack hertz; john tocher; mystified; nina tarasova; nordbeck; palancar; the implicit order; travis johnson; tree helicopter
|Sadayatana 094: Empty Page - John Tocher|
...among aviaries of magic transcendent birds recognizing my awakening mind with sweet weird cries (the pathless lark), in the ethereal perfume, mysteriously ancient, the bliss of the Buddha-fields, I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted... - Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (1958) startartisttitle00:00Public DomainA Hole Concept01:14John TocherCinema of Porcelain Fur11:00The UnnameableThis No Human Creature May Do15:13Abominations of YondoThat Remote a...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; 01; abominations of yondo; dan minoza; eko_fisk; erik satie & peter j; incandescent void; jack hertz; john tocher; lluvia acida y ursula calderon; mystified; public domain; spherical disrupted; the unnameable; tree helicopter
|Sadayatana 075: Some World - John Tocher|
Tonight's show was mostly a mix of music released last week by Edu Comelles in his guise as Mensa and a various field recordings by... me. I really like the music of Edu Comelles and his label audiotalia.net. I think you will too. New from Impulsive Habitat: David Velez's "Forma y percepción". A few more tracks from the new release at otium.ru Seetyca & Etheocles Stevens: "Sulphur VI". Also new from Webbed Hand Records, tracks from the new Ice Guild Kaiser "The Past Is Foreign, and from Materi...
Keywords: drone; dark ambient; soundscapes; podcast; alozeau & edu comelles; chris whitehead; david velez; edu comelles; frenic; ice guild kaiser; john tocher; materia confusa; mensa (aka edu comelles); mystified; ruth etting; seetyca & etheocles stevens
|Sadayatana 101: Delight In Shadows - John Tocher|
Why should this propensity to seek beauty in darkness be so strong only in Orientals? The West too has known a time when there was no electricity, gas, or petroleum, yet so far as I know the West has never been disposed to delight in shadows. Japanese ghosts have traditionally no feet; Western ghosts have feet, but are transparent. As even this trifle suggests, pitch darkness has always occupied our fantasies, while in the West even ghosts are clear as glass...
Keywords: dark ambient; space drone; experimental; podcast; adolf hitler; another neglected hobby; bird paradigma; cousin silas; eccentrum; elizabeth veldon; houkoliartilisominity; i am esper; john tocher; lienullnoyz; müldeponie; mystified; theepsionicassembly; wehwalt
|Sadayatana 111: The Final Shore - John Tocher|
So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars'll be out, and don't you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be droopin...
Keywords: dark ambient; noise; experimental; podcast; darius ciuta; bruno duplant; dmgm & the inversion; dronny darko; dronny darko & Øystein jørgensen; elizabeth veldon; emerge; jason kavanagh; john tocher; lee maddeford; phantasm nocturnes; sighell; symatic star; the implicit order; the smudge; william s. burroughs
|Sadayatana 103: Ephemeral City - John Tocher|
I remembered a phrase, 'the ephemeral city,' that I had come across in a book at school. Yes, ephemeral was the right word, I decided: before anyone realized it--even the people living there--the streets would have changed into something different. Today's streets were not tomorrow's, nor were tomorrow's those of the day after.... - Yukio Mishima, Cigarette (1946) startartisttitle00:00Grove Of WhispersNixon: I am not a crook06:14M27Moon06:40M27The Dumbell Nebula17:48M27Alberio19:06JS Gluck and N...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; charles premier; david b. dana; grove of whispers; john tocher; js gluck and noise research; m27; sobria ebrietas; the x-structure; xalm retribution
|Sadayatana 143: The Flat Surface - John Tocher|
There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough. Time gets strange there from too much sky, too many miles from crack to crease in the flat surface of the land. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) startartisttitle00:00METEK & Josef NadekFriendly Fire Part 1 Collateral Murder Remix04:24Justin Robertsecret museum13:55R. LobsterDying Inside The Whale35:39PolluxDishonor46:51AnonymousTape0152:48Stephen BriggsIt's begun67:12Scott LawlorRain 170:47PolluxThe...
Keywords: dark ambient; noise; e; podcast; aairria; alan morse davies; anonymous; john tocher; jorge marredo (aka satisfaccion lab); justin robert; metek & josef nadek; pollux; r. lobster; savaran; scott lawlor; sp3ct3rs; station unrest; stephen briggs
|Sadayatana 084: Listen and Dream - John Tocher|
There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of bronze...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; soundscapes; podcast; aairria; billie holiday; charles premier & wehwalt; cp mcdill; dronny darko; emptywhale; eurovision über alles; john tocher; luis antero; norss; phosphene transmitter; suspense otrr set; wehwalt; wings of an angel
|Sadayatana 122: Speed and Violence - John Tocher|
I think the key image of the 20th century is the man in the motor car. It sums up everything: the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods with the technological landscape. The sense of violence and desire, power and energy; the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signalled landscape. We spend a substantial part of our lives in the motor car, and the experience of driving condenses many of the experiences of being a human being....
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; aw backhouse; cory allen; grove of whispers; john tocher; kandel's orchestra; kirill platonkin ~ jarguna; luciftias; luis antero; medicine man; seetyca & tillmann slayer; senselessness; steam flow; system essence; ~unune~; j.g. ballard; crash
|Sadayatana 169: The Essence - John Tocher|
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge (1943) startartisttitle00:00Mary E. Byrne and Eleanor H. HullBe Thou My Vision01:17Lucette BourdinInner Vastness09:55Lucette Bourdin and Darrell BurganSanatana24:39Grove Of ...
Keywords: ambient; drone; dark ambient; podcast; grove of whispers; grove of whispers (featuring jeff sampson); john tocher; judith peacock cummings; lucette bourdin; lucette bourdin and darrell burgan; lucette bourdin and phillip wilkerson; mary e. byrne and eleanor h. hull
|Sadayatana 104: Experience Of Time - John Tocher|
The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe — the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; noise; podcast; ajna; anastasia vronski; covolux; dugald mcneill; elizabeth veldon; grove of whispers; grove of whispers (featuring pixyblink); john tenney; john tocher; lucas darklord; luis antero; metek; ravcan; stream angel & the implicit order; vladimír hirsch; zreen toyz
|Sadayatana 120: The Big Question - John Tocher|
In the course of writing this book, I’ve given a lot of serious thought to the Big Question: what does it mean to be alive? If I were in Shizuko’s place, would I have the willpower to live as fully as she? Would I have the courage, or the persistence and determination? Could I hold someone’s hand with such warmth and strength? Would the love of others save me? I don’t know. To be honest, I’m not so sure...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; arvid asplund; a short term effect; john ov3rblast; john tocher; kit watkins; moonsugar; oystein jorgensen; shambala networks; thee psionic assembly; haruki murakami
|Sadayatana 119: Whirlpool of Strangers - John Tocher|
In a corner of the concourse, by the main entrance, there was a small newsstand. The owner, a quiet, courteous old man with an air of breeding, had stood behind his counter for twenty years. He had owned a cigarette factory once, but it had gone bankrupt, and he had resigned himself to the lonely obscurity of his little stand in the midst of an eternal whirlpool of strangers. He had no family or friends left alive...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; alphaxone; ars sonor; djinnestan; grove of whispers; grove of whispers (featuring pixyblink); ice guild kaiser; jarguna; john tocher; judith peacock cummings; nordbeck; tree helicopter; ayn rand; atlas shrugged
|Sadayatana 105: The Mark Inside - John Tocher|
Hustlers of the world, there is one Mark you cannot beat: The Mark Inside. - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) startartisttitle00:00Mister VaporConstant Revisited15:05Sons Of DagonThe Whisperer In The Darkness21:16SubterrestrialTransmission 1431:34Dr. Else HaufHouston38:21mhz_winter potatum41:47TTAATTOO & Oystein JorgensenWaterworld49:26StonemakerSlow Death61:11Sons Of DagonThe Rats In The Walls68:11StonemakerSage Smoke80:32Dr...
Keywords: drone; dark ambient; noise; podcast; dr. else hauf; erik satie & peter j; grove of whispers; john tocher; kenji siratori; metek & no cure; mhz_; mister vapor; nebula vii; peer saer; phillip wilkerson; sons of dagon; stonemaker; subterrestrial; ttaattoo & oystein jorgensen
|Sadayatana 097: Dream Alone - John Tocher|
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - Yoko Ono startartisttitle00:00Hermann HesseSiddhartha (chopped and screwed)01:48Jeff Sampson and MystifiedConvergence at the mouth11:57Consciousness Prism, M.Nomized & William SpiveyThe Big Sleep20:40Adolf HitlerSome Hitler Speech (chopped and screwed)21:01The Development of Shape1.2 (nojoined remix)28:40Dallas SimpsonThe Ferroenquinologist's Dream32:29Acclimate V.1Always These Nightmares40:02SounDinHugh47:02Anoth...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; acclimate v.1; adolf hitler; another neglected hobby; carl orff; consciousness prism; m.nomized & william spivey; dallas simpson; gutterhulk; hermann hesse; insect factory; jeff sampson and mystified; joe frawley; john tocher; kecap tuyul; mescalibur; soundin; steam flow; the development of shape
|Sadayatana 110: Past and Future - John Tocher|
All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonise past and future. The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality in attractive and instantly ...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; 6138; ayato vs ghosts; bash nova; ice guild kaiser; john tocher; m27; metek; mystified; nighttime in the abyss; nordbeck; objectum sexual; paul pitman; rui chaves & matilde meireles; sean derrick cooper marquardt; summons of shining ruins; j.g. ballard; the atrocity exhibition
|Sadayatana 100: A Shadow There - John Tocher|
A light here required a shadow there. - Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927) startartisttitle00:00John TocherWedding Chat (remixed field recording)01:39Tribe Of AstronautsAt The Edge Of The Forest33:12Artificial Memory TraceDiluvio (extract)37:40Nux VomicaThe Artifacts of Visitacion (a suite)56:03Ars Sonor & The Implicit OrderLevel 03: Desolation59:26Ars Sonor & The Implicit OrderLevel 04: Revelation66:03David MichaelEl Yunque81:06Atilio DoresteThe Sound Collector Issue 5984:28EarlyguardSt...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; alex charles; a.n.k.h //; anton mobin; ars sonor & the implicit order; artificial memory trace; at; billy murray & haydn quartet; chad clark; christopher preissing; david michael; earlyguard; ed end & thanatao twist with oleg's sound system; edu comelles; eric leonardson; gimu; john tocher; luis antero; n.roman; nux vomica; ovdk & bunk data; ramiro saravia; senselessness
|Sadayatana 030: Tiny Golden Bikinis - John Tocher|
A new release from Dark winter Netlabel, Igor Karaca's "Rituelle" --I play the title track 3 times. See if you can find it as you listen. Couple tracks from Palancar's new and old release on earthmantra.com: "Elysium Planitia". So great, I have been listening to this since it came out. Very happy to have a couple tracks from it on my show. Some older stuff from Otium Netlabel. Good stuff there, great Russian label...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; experimental; podcast; bunk data; chris carter; claudio curciotti; fescal; floating mind; ghost reflection; gurdonark; igor karaca; jaron childs; john tocher; ka-baalim; lezet; lori beckstead & dave rose; luÃs antero; mystified; nebel; nole plastique; palancar; planetaldol; red fog; sadayatana; scott sherk; sm/sm; sonorefiction; sounds of belovodye; the large; tulo and i/dex; zoologic
|Sadayatana 085: Control A Dream - John Tocher|
I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream. - Terence McKenna, Dreaming Awake at the End of Time (1998) startartisttitle00:00OmbientLive on Sadayatana59:19Bing SatellitesLoop 962:15...
Keywords: dark ambient; noise; industrial; podcast; (0)+hers; 8m2stereo; anton mobin & luis antero; backyard ghost; bing satellites; bix beiderbecke; c.p. mcdill; c. reider and caerie; darius ciuta; djinnestan; fractured persona; jarguna; john tocher; j. s. bach; kolpakopf; mu'id ibn al nur; mystified & ctephin; ombient; rebekkah hilgraves; stahlfabrik; the implicit order; various nsi
|Sadayatana 125: Out of Blood - John Tocher|
It did not seem possible that Wendy Wright had been born out of blood and internal organs like other people. In proximity to her he felt himself to be a squat, oily, sweating, uneducated nurt whose stomach rattled and whose breath wheezed. Near her he became aware of the physical mechanisms which kept him alive; within him machinery, pipes and valves and gas-compressors and fan belts had to chug away at a losing task, a labor ultimately doomed...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; adelina patti; ajna & dronny darko; ars sonor; christian doil; grove of whispers; jack hertz; john tocher; Øystein jørgensen; petr drkula; purl; sij & creation vi; slope star feat. ambelion; snowman lost his head; sp3ct3rs; the implicit order; ~unune~; victor ward / noise research; wings of an angel & ionizer; pkd; philip k. dick; ubik
|Sadayatana 158: Comes and Goes - John Tocher|
We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true; but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings -- many of them not so much. - John Muir, The Mountains of California (1894) startartisttitle00:00PolluxMist00:14KlopennPanspermia07:04Flat AffectSilhouetted Figures15:40O.S.I.S.Nod21:...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; art abscons; caul; damian valles; deafness; dugald mcneill; emerge; flat affect; grove of whispers; john tocher; j. s. bach; kirill platonkin; klopenn; lost-radio; m.nomized; mono-drone; mystified; o.s.i.s; pollux; self-defeating soundwaves; the implicit order
|Sadayatana 113: Myth of the Rainy Night - John Tocher|
God was gone; it was the silence of his departure. It was a rainy night. It was the myth of the rainy night. - Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957) startartisttitle00:00deafnessWuornos01:31Grove of WhispersVulture: Carrion Forest (live remix)43:28MystifiedExternal Pulse55:31Harmony & DecayRapid Eye Movement64:13DemagolkaBloodfen78:59Sean Derrick Cooper MarquardtAssembled without manipulation86:47BAUMANN.electronicsOverwhelming Gravitational Attraction of Coma Cluster98:10DementiumIce106:50would-be m...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; noise; podcast; backyard ghost; baumann.electronics; clyde mccoy; deafness; demagolka; dementium; harmony & decay; john tocher; mary shelley & the implicit order; mystified; sean derrick cooper marquardt; the holocene; the implicit order; would-be messiahs; jack kerouac; on the road
|Sadayatana 080: Dead Machines - John Tocher|
A mix of field recordings from my porch and in front of my house, rain and cicadas and drones. Some experimental music, some noise. Was a strange show. I had to go where the sound led me. Thank you to Mystified for creating his "Polka Drones". I had challenged him as kind of a dare over Jack Hertz kidding me about the 78s I play at the end of my show (as if polka music could be a bad thing.) Mystified pulled through admirably...
Keywords: drone; experimental; dark ambient; podcast; 00x; aairria; abominations of yondo; alphaxone; ayankoko & margaret unknown; ayn morgan; caterpillars dressed in their finest; eugenekha; f. jardella; john tocher; loopool / various artists; lucas darklord; lusruta; marta zapparoli; mary shelley & the implicit order; music from the film; mystified; nojoined; steam flow; substak; thuuooom
|Sadayatana 077: Unnatural Self - John Tocher|
The show opens with a mashup of a numbers station recording by Sealord and Life's Darker Than Death: "Silence". Then new from Impulsive Habitat, Jan Kees-Helms: "Barcelona". Several tracks from the new Brownian Motion contact microphone compilation are featured: "Coupe Of Negation Theorem As Contact Trickery". And again, several tracks from The Chestnut Tree compilation are featured. Really great stuff...
Keywords: drone; experimental; noise; podcast; adrian newton; another neglected hobby; ars sonor & mystified; arte sacra atelier; backyard ghost; balkar wachholz; bob wills and the texas playboys; bolander; bulky acronym; dan miñoza/ayn morgan; deer; distant trains; downercow; hobo liked nomix; infant mortality rate; jan kees-helms; joe mcmahon; john tocher; jon 7; life's darker than death; mama baer hjuler; obscure visions; onewayness; president blair; sealord; stefan paulus; symatic star; thirdorgan; tsone
|Sadayatana 062: Muffled Dramas - John Tocher|
After the commonplaces of everyday life, with their muffled dramas, all my organic expertise for dealing with physical injury had long been blunted or forgotten. The crash was the only real experience I had been through for years. - J.G. Ballard, Crash startartisttitle00:00Krispen HartungThe Ambient Wasp01:05KhateBasic05:45RedSkLiquor Store Raid (Ethanol VS Blood Mix by Pollux)08:48Christian Galarretahbtcn Bs As10:41Vanishing PointLow Flying Aircraft11:15Christian Galarretahbtcn Bs As13:15John T...
Keywords: experimental; noise; field recordings; anastasia vronski; anastasia vronski & ricardo alrucini; barbarossa umtrunk; billy holiday; bunkertor 1; cajska carlsson & krakov letov; christian doil; christian galarreta; cousin silas; c. reider; doc & lena selyanina; front sonore; front sonore vs durch heer und kraft; heiliges licht & neurokampf; john tocher; juan josé calarco; manrico montero; pablo reche; khate; krispen hartung; lezet / litmus0001; l'horrible passion; lingua fungi; lunar blood; manuel knapp & tim blechmann; narcotic noise; pablo ribot with god pussy; podcast; redsk; roman slavka; sirs; subterrestrial; tokage; turmoil; vanishing point; vena portae; verney 1826; vladimír hirsch; w.x